Folktale: How The Tortoise Got The Cracks On His Shell

Folktale: How The Tortoise Got The Cracks On His Shell

A long long time ago, in a far-off land, there lived a cunning creature called Tortoise. He lived in a hut with his loving wife and worked diligently in his farm. Now while he had a good life, Tortoise wanted a more comfortable existence and as such was always looking for the next get rich quick scheme.
One day, whilst working in his farm, a large flock of birds flew past him. It was a sight to behold, thousands and thousands of birds, stretching as far as the eye could see.

The entire horizon was covered with different exotic birds, parrots, doves, eagles, vultures, it was a roll call of all the birds in the sky.
Having never seen this phenomenon before, Tortoise was keen to find out what was happening, so he called out to the birds. Most flew past him however, they were in such a hurry to get to their destination and their excited chatters and twitters drowned out Tortoise’s voice from below. Luckily for him however, after most of the flock had passed and the deafening roar had subsided, a few birds heard tortoise and feeling kindly, they flew down to talk to him.

“What’s going on?” Tortoise asked, clearly stunned at the spectacle he’d just witnessed, he was so excited.
“Oh, it’s just all the birds in the land going to a party” Dove said.
“A party?” Tortoise asked, “But if there’s so much of you, it must clearly be a big party”
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Folktale: How the tortoise got the cracks on his shell

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